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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Our Golden State Ale is a Belgian-style golden ale, brewed in homage to our home state with toasted poppy seeds. It’s our quaffable summer beer, light on the palate with a crisp poppy zing to finish. 6.4% ABV


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2012
tap at ølbaren, clear light golden, smooth white head. 3 malty, crisp hoppy aroma. 7 flavor is sweet syruppy, flowery, malty sweeness, faint fruity sweetness like belgian blonde.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (33793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2012
From tap at Ølbaren. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Herbal, dry grassy and light pine hoppy. Mellow malty, fruity and light herbal. Phenolic yeasty too it seems. Cooked vegetable touch.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
Draught at Ølbaren. Clear golden - white head. Apples. Yeasty. Hay. Sweetness. Phenols. Banana. Candy. Plain. Too yeasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (1123) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Can. Cloudy golden with ample foamy head. Very sweet smell with honey and candy apple. Very sweet flavor as well. Hangs around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Sampled on 1/1/2012. This Belgian ale pours a slightly cloudy medium orange color from a 16oz can. Medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, peaches and apricots, some apples. A medium to light bodied Belgian style ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Not sue I notice the poppy seeds, except perhaps a touch of herbal bitterness. A light and refreshing beer, that is very easy to drink. There is a touch of dryness at the finish. Would make a nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, dry and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (8407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
500mL bottle, pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of poppy seeds, sort of a coconut-y note, bready malts and floral hops. Flavour of poppy seeds upfront, that same coconut-like note, sweet bready malts and feint hops. Nice touch with the poppy seeds, but nothing remarkable here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4694) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Pours bright gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet and sour honey aromas. Thin and sweet with grass and sour honey front to back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6346) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Clear gold, Beligan yeast aroma. Farily typical Belgian blond. The yeast character is there, sugar/honey, bitterness bordering on sourness in the background. Hard to do this better than Duvel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2487) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Cannned. Poured mild gold with serious head. Malty aroma, some florals. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2159) - USA - NOV 13, 2011
Super frothy pour! 4 parts foam to 1 part liquid, and the glass gets well-laced. Fairly skanky aroma unfortunately, with a bit of floral scent. Pretty intense golden ale taste - it i hard to pick out the poppy seeds (pun intended), but there is clearly something interesting going on here. This could have some wheat in it. There is a bittersweet flavor and a dash of lemon peel in a flavorful medium weight ale. Good.


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